39 watts T5 bulbs

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What's the best place to get bulbs. I have 8 x T5s. Any suggestions on colors that are best for sps?

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I agree. The more blue + the better IMO
 
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So, where can I get bulbs at a reasonable price.

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I am due for my bulb change next month, I am contemplating either just going LED or just doing my bulbs, from what I have read though I would not personally go for the reefteks as they loose their spectrum and color within 6 months as apposed to the more expensive ATI bulbs

So tagging along to see what the others say
 

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I am currently using 4X blue plus ,2x aquablue special, 1actinic and purple plus for my SPS tank.

and I must also get new bulbs so if anyone knows where to get ATI bulbs at a reasonable price pleas let me know.
 

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Lovely tank. I think I'll go for the same as you. Your tank looks great. My tank is shallow, so may look brighter. It's 35 high

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Lovely tank. I think I'll go for the same as you. Your tank looks great. My tank is shallow, so may look brighter. It's 35 high

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Thanks, my tank is 60cm high so in your 35cm tank its going to be plenty of light.
 
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not to hijack :) but any suggestions on a bulb layout on a quad?
No hijack, its good that we can all learn.
Seems like more blue is the way to go. Maybe 3 blue and one purple or actinic.

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Bulb choice will depend on personal preference and what you plan on achieving
Blue promotes colour, while white helps growth so you need to get a balance between the two
A tank with all blues will look a bit unnatural
 

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